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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Sep 11, 2008 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Main Ten - just outta wonder ...

"The Main Ten" is also a track on "Rolloing Thunder", Mickey's album released in 1972. It sounds a lot more like the "Main Ten" jam than "Playin' In The Band". Other-worldly is a good description.
Also on "Rolling Thunder" is "Pump Song" which evolved into "Greatest Story Ever Told" and was based on the sound the pump on the well made at Mickey's ranch.

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Poster: secret8476 Date: Sep 11, 2008 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Main Ten - just outta wonder ...

Ahh thanks for the info guys. I found it pretty kool that the band sorta - brought this one together thru a compilation of efforts. I wondered how it developed. I find it interesting they named the jam, then reworked it, added lyrics, and waaa laaa - Playin' is born.

I remember an interview with David Gans talking about the Greatest Story Ever Told and how it developed. They actually played the sound of the pump over the air and I'll be damned if it didn't hold the beat to the song lol.
Im gonna have to go back now and listen to some of these Main Tens. And for anyone else who is interested, it was Dicks Picks volume 16 (11/8/69) the peaked my interest in the jam. Excellent excellent show featuring an Uncle John's Band jam in the middle of Dark Star. If ya don't have it ... get it!

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 11, 2008 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Main Ten - just outta wonder ...

Main Ten refers to the beats in the measure;
10 beats to the measure. I love counting along with
Playing ~ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.etc

and of course the well known 7 beats per measure
Estimated is fun to count along to also